Concord Heritage Museum

Concord Heritage Museum

We promote the preservation of the historic Yaralla estate, and the awareness of historic buildings and sites in our area. We also aim to preserve items from the past showing the differences between life in the old days and the present. Additionally, we gather and preserve information from past to present pertaining to our area.

Address: 
5 Wellbank Street, Concord, NSW
Tel: 
0297448528
Hours: 
Wednesdays and Saturdays 2pm - 4pm.
Admission: 
Adults $1.10, Concession 55c, Families $2.75
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, souvenirs, some reference material, library
Collection: 
Household items, clothing, toys, office equipment, the first motor mower, large family tree from a first fleeter, tools etc
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Items

Clothing

Hessian Suit

Hessian Suit
Creator:
Australian Army Women's Nursing Service
Description:
This outfit of wool work on hessian (fully lined) was worked as part of the therapy conducted by the Australian Army Women's Service (1943-1946) in Concord. They occupied the Thomas Walker Hospital building at the end of Hospital Road, Concord.
Date:
c1945

Lawnmower

Mohall Mower

Mohall Mower
Creator:
Lawrence Hall
Description:
This is the first petrol-driven rotary mower made in Australia and is the machine from which all the modern mowers were copied, including the Victa. It was made in 1948 by Lawrence Hall at Specialty Engineers, Parramatta Rd, Five Dock. The mower was first used at his parent's home in Patterson St, Concord and on the grounds at the Cabarita Speedboat Club, Phillips St, Cabarita. It was in constant service for 10 years. It is powered by a 3 hp 'Hall' 2-stroke water-cooled marine engine. Note how the carburettor air intake passes down the right handlbar to prevent dust in the motor. The magneto is a separate unit and starting is by the forward handle and quadrant.
Date:
1948

Moustach Cup and Saucer

Description:
In the 19th centruy most gentlemenr sported a magnificenct beard and moustache. To save getting his moustache wet when sipping his tea, special cups were designed with a china piece across one edge of the cup rim with just a small opening to allow the tea to be sipped.

Dining Table

Creator:
Charles Tilbury Parsons
Description:
The table cosists of over 1800 pieces of Australian and New Zealand timbers, shaped to form the 360 points of the compass. Charles Tilbury Parsons was born in Tilbury, England on 7th June, 1854. The family came to Australia when he was a young boy and they lived in Redfern. The table was made by candlelight as a gift for his bride, May Ann Burns, in 1878.
Date:
1878

Embroidered sampler

Creator:
Maria Darling
Description:
Floral border, alphabet, verse, name and date (in shades of green) Fine cross stitch on canvas
Date:
1834

(Verse) What is the world and all things here / 'tis but a bitter sweet / when I attempt a rose to pluck / a prickly thorn I meet.